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WSU looks to keep on rolling to Boulder

WSU looks to keep on rolling to Boulder

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

January 22, 2020

WSU men’s basketball will head to Boulder, Colorado, to take on the No. 23 University of Colorado Buffaloes at 7 p.m. Thursday. This will be the only matchup between the Cougars and Buffaloes this season. The Cougars (12-7, 3-3) come off a home weekend sweep against the No. 12 Oregon Ducks and the...

Cougars win on Klay’s Day

Cougars win on Klay’s Day

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

January 21, 2020

WSU men’s basketball team defeated the Oregon State Beavers 89-76 while honoring basketball alumni Klay Thompson with his jersey retirement. Aside from scoring the most points in a game this season, this win officially stamps WSU with one more win than last season’s record. Befo...

OPINION: AP top 25 men’s basketball review

OPINION: AP top 25 men’s basketball review

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen sports editor

January 21, 2020

The Associated Press released its Top 25 poll after a crazy week of upsets in basketball. In all my years of watching basketball, I have never seen so many ranked teams lose in one week of college basketball. Oregon lost. Duke lost twice. Auburn isn’t undefeated anymore, and there are plenty more te...

Men’s basketball upsets No. 8 Oregon in Beasley

Men’s basketball upsets No. 8 Oregon in Beasley

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen basketball reporter

January 17, 2020

The WSU men’s basketball team upset the No. 8 University of Oregon Ducks 72-61 on Thursday. This is WSU’s first win against a top ten team since 2007 after losing 19 straight. Sophomore forward CJ Elleby led the Cougars (11-7, 2-3) with his second double-double of the season. Elleby scored 25...

Cougars prepare for Beavers game, return of Klay Thompson

Cougars prepare for Beavers game, return of Klay Thompson

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter

January 17, 2020

After the Cougars’ stunning victory against the No. 8 University of Oregon Ducks, the Cougars men’s basketball team will face the Oregon State University Beavers at 1 p.m. Saturday in Beasley Coliseum. At halftime, WSU will welcome back former Cougar and current NBA star Klay Thompson to retire...

COMMENTARY: The return of number one

COMMENTARY: The return of number one

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

January 17, 2020

On Saturday, arguably the greatest basketball player in WSU history will come back to Beasley Coliseum, as Klay Thompson returns to see his No.1 jersey raised in the rafters to honor his legendary career. Thompson’s skills on the court helped get him drafted 11th overall in the 2011 NBA draft, the...

OPINION: Bobi Buckets breaks 2k career points

OPINION: Bobi Buckets breaks 2k career points

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

January 16, 2020

Most record-setting scorers are successful because of one elite aspect of their game. Whether it is lights-out shooting, unstoppable post moves, explosive athleticism, or unmatched isolation scoring, players typically dominate in one facet. Usually, dominance is not attributed to consistency. Fans...

Shead shut down for rest of season

Shead shut down for rest of season

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

January 16, 2020

Redshirt senior guard Jaylen Shead will likely not return to play this season due to compounded injuries that he suffered in recent months. Shead first showed signs of injury against Idaho State University in November. He left the game with an apparent leg injury. In the post-game press conference,...

Cougars face ranked Wildcats

Cougars face ranked Wildcats

SHAYNE TAYLOR, Evergreen deputy sports editor

January 16, 2020

WSU women’s basketball will face the No. 21 University of Arizona Wildcats at 7 p.m. Friday at Beasley Coliseum. The Cougars (9-7, 2-2) are coming off back to back conference victories against California and most recently a 66-59 win over the University of Washington. The Wildcats (13-3, 2-3)...

Cougars return to challenge No. 8 Oregon

Cougars return to challenge No. 8 Oregon

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

January 15, 2020

The men’s basketball team returns to the Palouse to take on No. 8 University of Oregon at 6 p.m. Thursday at Beasley Coliseum. WSU (10-7, 1-3) comes off two straight Pac-12 losses for the first time this season to the California Golden Bears and the Stanford Cardinal. Stanford’s victory posted...

Cougars split the Boeing Apple Cup Series

Cougars split the Boeing Apple Cup Series

SAM GRANT, Evergreen reporter

January 13, 2020

WSU women’s basketball traveled to Seattle to take on the University of Washington Huskies Saturday afternoon, resulting in a 66-59 win for WSU. The Cougars (9-7, 2-2) split the Boeing Apple Cup Series with UW (10-5, 2-2). Redshirt senior forward Borislava Hristova finished the game with 20 points....

Cougars still cannot win in Stanford

Cougars still cannot win in Stanford

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter

January 13, 2020

The Stanford Cardinal defeated the WSU men’s basketball team 88-62 on Saturday to end its Pac-12 opener road trip in Stanford, California. Stanford (14-2, 3-0) has now extended its home-game winning streak against WSU to seven games. The Cougars (10-7, 1-3) have lost back-to-back Pac-12 games for...

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